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Tag: spring dead spot

Mike Kenna, Ph. D.

Off the Record: The long and complicated history of spring dead spot research

September 28, 2023 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., gives a background on the common disease. ...

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Fungicide efficacy on spring dead spot-infected bermudagrass

September 28, 2023 By , , and
Researchers share their findings from three fungicide efficacy studies at the North Carolina State University Turfgrass Field Lab. ...

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Photo: Nathan Waler, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, EPP-7665

Spring disappointment with spring dead spot

September 25, 2023 By
This fungal disease can lead to significant damage and economic losses on golf courses if uncontrolled. ...

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Photo 1. Conetainers were placed into a freeze chamber with 10 randomly placed thermocouple sensors inserted 1 inch into the potting medium. Ice chips are in all of the conetainers to prevent supercooling and induce freezing.

A look at the research projects we highlighted this year in Golfdom

December 15, 2022 By
A year in review: Mike Kenna takes a look back at all of the research projects we highlighted in 2022, from freeze-tolerant bremudagrass to water research. ...

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This superintendent assumed this damaged bunker edge was from drought conditions, but upon closer examination, the damage was the result of bluegrass billbug larvae. (Photo: David Sheltar, Ph.D.)

Turf Pest of the Month: Don’t be fooled by billbug damage

November 11, 2022 By
David Shetlar, Ph.D., entomology professor emeritus, shares the importance of knowing the difference between spring dead spot and billbug damage. ...

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Ophiosphaerella spp. distribution in the Mid-Atlantic. Species were determined using real-time PCR, and regions are color-coded: Red=VA Mountains; Blue=VA Piedmont; Orange=VA Coastal Plain; Green=DE, MD, and NC. (Graphic courtesy of Wendell Hutchens)

How bermudagrass recovers from spring dead spot

Hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon × C. transvaalensis) is one of the most desirable turfgrasses for golf courses in the Transition Zone because of its aggressive growth habit, traffic tolerance, uniformity and color (5,7). Spring dead spot (SDS), caused by Ophiosphaerella ...

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